Rheem 50 Litre hot Water System
A small 50 Litre three-element hot water system basically works like a continuous flow electric hot water system, as it has an hourly recovery rate of up to 250 litres of hot water. We often see these in cafes, restaurants and hair salons, where there is a demand for large volumes of hot water required. These are especially favoured when space is an issue as these have a compact design and are only 675 mm high and 435 mm wide. However, unfortunately, the cylinder only has a 5 year warranty, which can serve to be an issue for some customers.
It is a steel cylinder tank and has not one but two coats of vitreous enamel to protect the steel cylinder and to protect the tank even further, there is a far thicker anode which is included in the 50 litre heaters which are installed in the centre of the tank. An anode is designed to corrode before the tank is also installed within the hot water tank in order to extend the life of the cylinder.
Our customer called us out to asses this particular hot water system which was not producing hot water. This was quite a major issue for the customer as they had advised this hot water system was an essential onsite as it was a cafe which was opening in a short amount of time. We were able to have one of our plumbers attend within the hour* which was a relief for the customer, our plumber attended completely in uniform and ready for work with a completely stocked vehicle.
However, upon assessing the hot water system, the plumber took note of the manufacturing date and realised that this particular unit was still under warranty. Although we were able to diagnose the problem as being an issue with the heating element and we had the parts and the ability to resolve this issue on the spot; our plumber advised our customer to get in contact with the manufacturer due to the hot water system still being under warranty.
Jim’s Plumbing works on a large range of hot water systems, so give us a call to book in with one of our highly experienced hot water specialists and we could have a plumber out to your location within the hour*!
No Interest Ever!* payment plan options available on hot water heater replacements to help ease any financial stress this burden may cause. If your hot water heater is leaking, or you have no hot water, we can often have a plumber to you within the hour*.